Charles Enoch, KYUK - Bethel

Charles Enoch, KYUK - Bethel
Charles Enoch is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

Mushers Relieved As Kusko Fishing Restrictions Loosened

Dog mushers in remote Alaska are breathing a collective sigh of relief as fishing restrictions are being relaxed on the Kuskokwim River. Mushers along that Western Alaskan river feed their dogs fish because it’s nutritious and inexpensive. But this year, because of restrictions, they got a late start. Download Audio

The Silver Screen Comes Back To Bethel

The new movie theater in Bethel lit up its screens last week on Independence Day. It was the grand opening for Suurvik Cinema, the only theater for hundreds of miles in a vast stretch of Alaska. Download Audio

Plans for a Skatepark Get Rolling in Kwethluk

Village youth in the Kuskokim village of Kwethluk will soon have a chance to do something few of them have done before: Skateboard. Construction of a new skatepark there will begin next month. The park is the first of it’s kind in the YK Delta. Download Audio

First Sport Fishing Restriction For Any Targeted King Salmon Fishing in The Kuskokwim

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued an emergency order prohibiting sport fishers from targeting king salmon on the Qanirtuuq River. It’s the first time sport fishers have been restricted from catching kings there, but many locals are doubtful that guide companies will comply. Download Audio

Uncertainty Hovers Over Fishing Season

A few fishermen from the communities in the Kuskokwim caught king salmon before the scheduled closures last week. In a typical year the first catch is a time of joy but this year it's bringing uncertainty.

Kuskokwim Elders React To This Year’s Breakup

This year, residents along the Kuskokwim River experienced a rare breakup when the river seemingly broke up in reverse. While elders say this year was a unique event they also believe it could be sign of things to come. Download Audio

UAA Student Breaks Ground With Yup’ik Spell Checker

A student at the University of Alaska in Anchorage has created software that can spell-check the Yup’ik language. Yup’ik language experts are excited about the possibilities even though the designer is not a fluent speaker. Download Audio

Breaking Ice Pack Sets Kwigilngok Hunters’ Snowmachines Adrift

Thin ice caused a scare for many seal hunters from Kwigilngok when about a dozen snowmachines began floating into the Bering Sea after a large chunk of ice broke off and began drifting away. Download Audio

YK Delta Residents Speak On Possible King Salmon Fishery Closure

Facing the possibility of a total closure of the King salmon fishery this summer and new dip-net openings, people from the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta are speaking up on all sides of the issue. Download Audio

Bethel’s Winter House Aims To Reduce Exposure Deaths

A Winter House set up by Bethel’s Lions Club recently completed its 90-day project. Their goal was to eliminate winter death by exposure in the Bethel community. Download Audio

Manokotak Honors Fallen VPSO

Wednesday was the one year anniversary of the death of VPSO’ Thomas Madole, and the community of Manokotak honored him on that day. Download Audio